Section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2006. A Fact Sheet on Department of Defense Authority to Train and Equip Foreign Military Forces
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Section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act NDAA for Fiscal Year 2006 provides the Secretary of Defense with authority to train and equip foreign military and foreign maritime security forces. DOD values this authority as an important tool to train and equip military partners. Funds may be obligated only with the concurrence of the Secretary of State. Thus far, the Department of Defense DOD has used Section 1206 authority primarily to provide counterterrorism support. This authority expires in FY2011. Section 1206 obligations totaled some 100 million in FY2006, 279 million in FY2007, and 293 million in FY2008. As of mid-March 2009, FY2009 project proposals are still being prepared for approval by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State.
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